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Expertly Curated Excursions


Our voyages are meticulously crafted with the discerning traveler in mind.
With Golden Eagle Luxury Trains, a vacation transcends mere travel; it becomes a captivating experience.

Our itineraries are thoughtfully curated to immerse you in local cultures, traditions, and landscapes. The ultimate objective of our excursions is to foster meaningful connections with the destinations you explore, allowing for a deeper cultural appreciation.

At Golden Eagle Luxury Trains, we recognize that itineraries are more than just a list of places to visit. We meticulously design exclusive journeys, meticulously researched by our team of local experts and curated by our Company Founder and Owner, Tim Littler.

By seamlessly blending onboard experiences with off-train excursions, our unique voyages are tailored to provide an immersive and authentic encounter with each destination.


Learn the art of silk weaving with a visit to Margilan. Once a vital, ancient caravan route for Chinese and Western trade, the city is renowned for its beautiful, handmade silk products. We will enjoy an interactive session at a craftsman’s workshop and studio.

Moreover, gain further insight into the intertwining identity of the ‘Crossroad of Culture’, Samarkand. Until the Middle Ages, Samarkand served as the main supplier of paper to the Arab world and Europe. With a visit to the Meros Paper Mill, we will learn about this ancient art with an up-close lesson of the laborious process, ancient machines, and centuries old methods.

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Experience Vienna’s Enchanting Elegance

Savor an exclusive concert with the illustrious Vienna Supreme Orchestra, where you’ll be immersed in the enchanting elegance of Viennese music.

Our delighted guests consistently rate this experience a perfect 10 out of 10 on their post-tour evaluations.

After a day of exploring the world’s music capital, this exquisite Viennese performance adds the perfect finishing touch to our immersive journey in this city of dreams and romance.

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Magical Moments To Savour


Always our highest-ranking excursion, our private visit to the Postojna Caves is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

A fascinating subterranean paradise shaped over millions of years, the Postojna Caves (Slovenia) are an incredible maze of towering bright-white stalagmites, diverse fauna, and vast subterranean halls.

We will ride the underground train deep into one of the largest show caves of the classic karst formations in Europe – before enjoying a hauntingly atmospheric performance by our specially selected Saxophonist.

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Experience an awe-inspiring visit to the ‘Door to Hell’ – Darvaza’s famous burning gas crater. Located in the middle of the Kara Kum desert where the area is rich in natural gas, the 70 metre-wide crater has been burning for over 40 years.

As the Country’s Government considers way to distinguish the flames – this may be your last chance to experience this incredible phenomenon.

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French King, Louis XIV is said to have described Hungarian wine as the:“Wine of Kings, King of Wines”. With nearly 100 varietals and 22 wine-growing regions, it is believed that Hungary’s wine industry may predate even the Roman Empire.

Despite such history and adulation, Hungarian wine is so often elusive and difficult to come by.

Take the opportunity to taste this lauded delicacy and explore the very vineyards and cellars from which it was made, with a visit to the magnificent Tokaj region, Hungary. The region, nestled within the foothills of the Zemplen Mountains, hides a labyrinth of wine cellars. There, amidst the captivating musk of oak barrels, rests some of the world’s most famous wines.

Here we enjoy a private tour of these mystical cellars and extra special, private wine-tasting experience.  

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Take an exciting journey on the Gornergrat Railway on the Glacier Pullman Express attached to a Rack electric train. We travel to a height of 3,135 metres (10,285 feet) for the most incredible view of the Matterhorn. The Gornergrat is located between the Gornergletscher and Findelgletscher and offers a view of more than twenty peaks over 4,000 metres (13,123 feet).

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Designed for an immersive and authentic encounter

Waltz into the New Year

Step into a world of enchantment with our special New Year’s gala dinner, hosted within the resplendent City Hall, Rathaus Vienna. Here, you’ll be serenaded by the world-renowned Wiener Hofball Orchestra, as the melodies of music and waltzing whisk you into the midnight hour.

No need to fret if you’re not a seasoned dancer; the afternoon will offer an opportunity for all to refine their footwork during a delightful Viennese waltz lesson, fostering a captivating and communal experience as we prepare to ring in the New Year.

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Perched high a top a 200-foot-high rock, the 14th century castle, Bran Castle, owes its fame to its imposing towers and turrets as well as to the myth created around Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

Following a tour of this magnificent building, enjoy an extravagant gala dinner inside the hauntingly beautiful castle walls. Truly a once in a lifetime experience!

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Meet the Team

Our team of tour managers and guides at Golden Eagle Luxury Trains are not only exceptionally experienced but also meticulously selected for their deep knowledge and expertise in the destinations we explore.

With years of invaluable experience under their belts, they are your key to unlocking the rich tapestry of history, culture, and unique insights that each destination holds.

Looking to enhance your VIP experience? Our travel team can arrange a private guide and car, depending on availability.

Andrea Peto

Andrea has been a member of the Golden Eagle team since 2014 – bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and experience – having worked in the luxury travel industry for over 25 years.
We asked Andrea what she enjoys most about working with GELT: “Our team has become like a family over the many journeys we’ve been together, so when I spend almost every day in a different country, I’m still “at home” on the train. Our passengers also feel this special bond, which fills me with pride and joy.”
When asked what made her want to be a tour manager? Andrea replied: “As the train developed, I went from being a tour guide to a tour manager, and as the old bunk-bed cabins were converted into luxury ones, parallel I gained a lot of experience and knowledge. “I grew up with the train”. I simply love and enjoy all my tasks and tour management has become part of my life.”

Tatiana Kolesnikova

A familiar face to many of you, Tatiana Kolesnikova, joined Golden Eagle Luxury Trains in 2004 as the principal Tour Manager on the Golden Eagle train.

Over the years Tatiana has become a much loved staple of the Golden Eagle team – travelling on the Golden Eagle and the Golden Eagle Danube Express.

Anna Kochetkova

Anna first started working with the Golden Eagle team in the late 1990s, as a local Lake Baikal guide. She officially joined the company as a Tour Manager in 2007.
We asked Anna what she enjoys most her job: “Golden Eagle Luxury Trains is the best travel company providing a top class service to its clients. I like travelling. I like meeting people from all over the world. I am very happy to have a chance to do what I like, and I am proud of being part of GE team.”

Yana Chistyikova

A member of the Golden Eagle family since 2008 – Yana originally joined the team as a Spanish Tour Guide and Interpreter. With her effervescent personality and fascinating insights, Yana soon became a permanent and very popular fixture aboard the Golden Eagle.
When asked what she enjoys most about working with GELT:

“I love the diversity of destinations featured on the Golden Eagle tours. Since joining in 2008, I have been able to visit an unbelievable number of countries and cities – all truly beautiful and interesting in their own unique way. Alongside visiting amazing places and meeting equally wonderful guests, each day, I get to collaborate with the brilliant Golden Eagle team.”